choosing correct shock size - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > YJ Wrangler Technical Forum > choosing correct shock size

Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed LineGrizzly Lockers available at Rockridge4wd.comThe ULTIMATE "Selectable" Locker System! Brough

Reply
Unread 07-31-2013, 11:25 AM   #1
cgseanp
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: petaluma, ca
Posts: 103
choosing correct shock size

My Jeep has a 4.5" lift... I need new front shocks but see that they sell shocks made for up to 4" lift and then some for 5-6" lift.. I also saw one that said "0-5" lift... Not quite sure what to get. Do i need to take some measurements and go from there? Thanks

cgseanp is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-31-2013, 11:28 AM   #2
Michaelgoesrawr
Web Wheeler
 
Michaelgoesrawr's Avatar
1988 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Waco, TX
Posts: 6,932
Yes. The correct way is to measure. I know you need to take off the sway and track bars if you have them and flex each side of your Jeep for the extended and collapsed lengths. There is something like .5" added or subtracted but I'm not sure about that part
__________________
Adopt your pets. Don't shop for them.
Michaelgoesrawr is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-31-2013, 11:55 AM   #3
jsipe007
Registered User
1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Reno, Nevada
Posts: 474
Definitely remove your old shocks and measure without swaybars/tracbars. Every lift and jeep are different. This is the only way to know exactly the length shocks you need
jsipe007 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-31-2013, 04:53 PM   #4
Anticanman
Follow me
 
Anticanman's Avatar
1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ripon, California
Posts: 19,230
Yep. What they said.
__________________
Luck Favours The Prepared
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Anticanman is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 08-01-2013, 12:50 PM   #5
Pawjob
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Longview, Washington
Posts: 339
Heres how I messured for my shocks. Jack the rear tire up and blocked it. Jacked up the opposite front tire and blocked it. This will give you both extended and collapsed length. BTW very old pic


__________________
1994 Grand Cherokee Daily Driver
7" IRO Long arm, 35" Cooper Discrover STT. And more

1993 Wrangler, Rock Smashing Jeep, and November 2012 YJOTM... [URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/rockcrawling-yj-build-1428039/"]YJ Build[/URL]
1.5" SOA, Stak 3 speed Tcase, 37" Swamper M16's...ALOTS of extras
Pawjob is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools






Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.